ASD-STAN - S1000D
International specification for technical publications utilizing a common source database
|Publication Date:||1 August 2008|
S1000D covers the planning and management, production, exchange, distribution and use of technical documentation that support the life cycle of any civil or military project. Projects include air, land and sea vehicles or equipments (hereafter known as the Product)
The specification adopts International Standards Organization (ISO), Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, in which information is generated in a neutral format. This means that it can be implemented on different and often disparate systems. Neutrality, added to the concept of modularization, makes the specification applicable to the wider international community.
Information produced in accordance with S1000D is created in a modular form, called a "data module". A data module is defined as "the smallest self-contained information unit within a technical publication".
A data module contains the following information:
− An identification and status section with all management information
− A content section The data module can support the following types of content and constructs:
− Applicability cross-reference information
− Business rules information
− Conditional cross-reference information
− Container information
− Crew/operator information
− Descriptive information
− Fault information
− IPD information
− Maintenance checklists and inspections
− Maintenance planning information
− Procedural information
− Process information
− Products cross-reference information
− Technical repository information
− Training information
− Wiring data information
− Wiring data description information
All data modules applicable to the Product are gathered and managed in a database, which is hereafter referred to as the CSDB.
A benefit of the CSDB is to enable production of
Data managed in S1000D is not duplicated in the CSDB. Data modules enable data to be stored once and used for multiple outputs. A single change to an individual data module can update multiple outputs and multiple deliveries.
Other benefits of using S1000D are:
− It is based on international neutral standards.
− It reduces maintenance costs for technical information.
− It transforms data into configuration items.
− It allows subsets of information to be generated to meet specific user needs.
− It facilitates the transfer of information and electronic output between disparate systems.
− Many different output forms can be generated from the same base data thus ensuring safety of data and that every user regardless of output form is getting the same message.
− The S1000D data module concept can be applied to legacy data.
− It is non-proprietary and allows neutral delivery of data and management of data.
− The specification incorporates the planning and management, production, exchange, distribution and use of data in electronic form for different types of output (from page oriented to IETP)
S1000D is an international specification for the procurement and production of technical publications. While the title restricts its use to technical publications, it has been found through application that the principles of the specification can be applied to non-technical publications.
This specification was initially developed by the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD). This issue has been jointly produced by ASD, the Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA), and the Air Transport Assosiation of America (ATA) together with their customers. These form the S1000D Council and the S1000D Steering Committee to establish standards for documentation agreed by the participating parties.
From Issue 2, the scope has been extended to include land and sea specific applications. The specification can now also be used for the support of any type of equipment including both military and civil products. All items in this specification will be referred to as "the Product".